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The Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency Storm Damage Update

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Posted at 4:56 PM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 18:13:39-04

This evening city officials are giving an update to downed power lines and storms.

We spoke to Andy Little, Tulsa Fire Department PIO, and he says this morning there were about seven thousand five hundred people without power.

That number has now shrunk to about one thousand eight hundred as of this afternoon.

Little says crews have been out since last night, busy clearing roads and areas near neighborhoods so people can get around safely.

He also added that Tulsa Greenwaste Site is open today and tomorrow for people to drop off any debris or broken tree limbs.

Little is also asking everyone to please stay away from any downed power lines.

Andy Little, Tulsa Fire Department PIO, "Any time you encounter a line that’s down you should always treat it as though it’s energized and that it has deadly repercussions for coming in contact with that. That doesn’t mean touching it. You get close enough to it, you can make contact with that current.”

We also spoke to to residents of Jenks who were hit by the storm overnight.

Kim Layne of Jenks tells us, "We were just surveying, looking around and seeing if the roof was damaged or what was going on. We thought everything was fine, you know, b because we were at the back of the house. Then I come out on the front porch and saw that we have a huge tree in our whole front yard.”

They've been working all day on cutting down the old pecan tree, they've even had strangers stop by and offer to help with the cleanup process.

Officials say as of right now, there have not been any reported injuries or water rescues.

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